£32,000 - £36,000 per year
Contract, 12 Months Contract, Full-time
Job description

Challenge Events Programme Manager
Fixed-Term Contract (until 30 June 2023)
Full time, we are open to a conversation about how you work these hours
Split between Office based – London Office / Home-based

Salary: £32k - £36k (London) / £28.5k – £32.5k (National)

We’re looking for a Challenge Events Programme Manager with excellent marketing skills and event management experience to join our growing team as we expand our portfolio of hiking, cycling and overseas events. 

About the role

You will manage a portfolio of hiking and cycling events and be the key account manager for our overseas event suppliers, with the objective of raising £1million for people living with cancer.

You will be responsible for recruitment through paid and organic marketing and providing a sector-leading stewardship journey to ensure our supporters feel engaged and inspired from the moment they sign-up. You will also be responsible for multiple aspects of event delivery and have the opportunity to collaborate with teams across the organisation.

You’ll be rewarded by joining a fun and high-performing team at one of the UK’s most loved charity brands. You will also be rewarded knowing your work is making a real difference to people living with cancer.

This role does require weekend work (although not at your desk) as you’ll be out and about cheering on our participants. A full UK driver’s license is preferred and a willingness to drive a van is a bonus.

You will be compensated for your weekend work with days in lieu and we commit to developing you throughout your career at Macmillan. We also offer benefits including private medical insurance, life assurance, pension, generous leave and interest free loans for season ticket and gym membership.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience of managing multiple projects, social media and email marketing, excellent time management and be able to demonstrate strong teamwork skills.

Experience of budget management and contract management, working with Excel and CRM systems is also desirable.

About us
We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. Together, we do whatever it takes for people living with cancer; with heart, with strength and with ambition.

We are striving to do everything we can to ensure that our workforce is representative of the people we support, and those who support us. We advocate for being an inclusive organisation, where everyone can feel that they belong and where there are no barriers to success. 

We want every individual to feel empowered to bring their best to work, and that’s why we offer flexibility in our working locations, working hours and benefits so we can support you in your life and your career, and we welcome a conversation about how these options can best support you.

We offer a range of flexible working patterns, such as compressed hours, e.g. 34.5 hours in 4 days instead of 5, flexibility to work earlier or later around our core working hours of 10am-4pm and more options. 

Recruitment Process

The application deadline is Sunday 31st July.  

In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.


Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.

We welcome applications from everyone who meet the criteria and strongly encourage individuals to apply who have a disability, impairment or health condition or individuals who identify as Black, Asian or from another minority ethnic background, as these groups are currently under-represented at Macmillan. Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy here along with our internal employee representation body, ‘Our Voice’ and 8 Employee Network groups help us promote fairness and belonging, becoming an engaged and inclusive organisation for all our people.

So we can support you to be your best during the application or interview process, please contact Macmillan People Services Team for advice and recruitment adjustments. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs).

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Refreshed on: 29 July 2022
Closed date: 06 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Marketing, Management